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i lisa robinson. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> john collins is in for tony. >> we were talking about how to try things are. this will be date 14 with no significant rain. 14 days ago, it was less than one-tenth of an inch. we're going to be parched here. rain is not a part of our seven- day forecast spirit is great weather for the holiday weekend. folks at the beach have a rough day on friday. terrific for the rest of the weekend. what more could to ask for tax on a labor day -- a day off. we did not win on that. what are you doing up on this hour? maybe you're just looking at best through your toes. this is what the radar looks like. we are between weather systems.
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there is one to our south. that is not a threat. there is a weather disturbance moving through the great lakes. we expect that activity to pass to our north today appeared we might pick up a cloud and that is about it. we will talk but any rate chances coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you. the latest in a commitment 2010. bob ehrlich released his first tv ad this weekend. >> early voting in the state continues. kim dacey is live in northwest baltimore with details. >> early voting centers will be open again today despite the holiday. they opened on friday and so far 23,000 people have cast their ballots statewide. one of the biggest races is the race for governor. bob ehrlich hit the television
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airwaves yesterday. the ad is entitled to "let's get to work." we showed the spot to a political analyst. he said it looks good and matches the positivity that martin o'malley's ad. there are no specifics as to how he will meet those goals. >> voters want to know how you are going to help us out of the recession. >> the o'malley campaign quickly e-mailed the newsroom with a response. "it is pie in the sky. he is making more empty promises as it tries to run away from his record." those early voting centers will be open today.
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the five polling places in baltimore will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. today through thursday. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. our coverage continues on our website. it would have checked reports where you can find out if the claims are true. it is in the politics session of >> 11 million americans are out of work on this labor day. president obama heads to a rally in milwaukee to convince people he is trying to get them a paycheck. >> president obama spends labor day with you in workers in milwaukee. what has been a day of celebration has become a day of frustration. >> 11 million people are out of work and have less to be thankful for. >> unemployment creeped up to
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9.6% on friday. jobs are being created but not nearly fast enough to employ the jobless. the president will talk about the slow recovery and urged congress to approve $100 billion in tax breaks for small business. >> small businesses are the engine of growth. government helps train people for those jobs. >> the unemployment rate could have a big impact on november's election. democrats are being hammered by republicans. president obama holds a rare news conference this week where jobs will likely be the number- one issue. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a shooting investigation has turned into a homicide investigation. it happened on friday night in
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west baltimore. a man was shot and later died at shock trauma. a baltimore man is in florida at seeking answers in his mother's disappearance. police discovered two bodies. been discovered. police say the bodies were found of the property of their caretaker, kimberly smith. an autopsy is being awaited to see if the second body is that of his mother. >> if she suffered at all. this is a nightmare that i wouldn't wish on anybody. >> smith is in jail on a probation violation. investigators are not ruling out any suspects. >> a tragic outcome in anne arundel county as a boy was pulled from a swimming pool this weekend and has died.
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the boy later died at the hospital. the cause of death has not been released. a construction worker has recovered after being partially buried in a trench for two hours. police say a man was working alongside three men when he was toppled over by a pile of dirt. the other men were able to dig out his upper body and then waited for firefighters to pull him out completely. there is no word on his condition. >> a city in georgia places a ban on saggy pants. they announced the new rule last week, which bans people for wearing a low pants or skirts. the article of clothing must not be more than 3 inches below the top of the hip. some say could lead to
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profiling. >> i do not like baggy pants. >> first-time offenders would be charged $25. the ordinance is expected to be signed into law on tuesday. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. did the georgia town go too far by making low rising pants or skirts? you can e-mail your response to >> pants on the ground. 56 degrees on tv hill. coming up, seven people are rushed to the hospital after a gunfight breaks out and a california party. >> this is a live picture at traffic at liberty road.
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>> generate clear skies this
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morning. the temperature downtown is 66. out in the suburbs, readings have dropped into the upper 50's this morning. generally clear skies. off to our northwest, you see a weather disturbance moving through the great lakes. we expect that to stayed north of us. we may pick up a couple of clouds in southern pennsylvania. other than that, we should have a continuation of what has turned out to be some outstanding weather for the weekend. we will talk about that coming up in detail. >> thank you. a party turns deadly when a teenager is shot to death in california. it happened in lancaster on saturday night. authorities say seven people were shot and taken to hospitals. a teenage girl was pronounced girl. the victims ages ranged from 13
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to 26. it appears the shootings were gang-related. >> 7 people were rushed to hospitals in philadelphia after a deck collapsed. it crashed 20 feet onto a car below. a child suffered a burnt when a grill over turns on her. officials are still trying to figure out what caused that collapse. seven people were rescued off the coast of south carolina. others were stranded after a rented power boat started to sink. the coast guard was alerted when the wife of the boat owner reported there were running late. the cause is not known. >> the postal service releases a stamp commemorating the work of mother teresa. it shows a portion of the
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catholic nun. mother teresa won the 1979 nobel peace prize for of humanitarian service. she was declared an honorary u.s. citizen in 1996. a nice likeness. 56 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> if you are in the mood for a dark night out, one diner might be the place for you. we will have details ahead. we will have details ahead.
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>> a beautiful morning after. a crescent moon.
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low humidity and cool temperatures. nothing going on. there are some clouds offshore. there is some rain off the coast of carolinas. a disturbance is writing pretty far north. it will go through upstate new york and southeast canada and northern maine. these areas will stay north of the pennsylvania line today. we do not expect much effect from this particular whether feature. let's look at what happened yesterday. it was nice outside with low humidity. 78 at the airport and 80 at the inner harbor. morning lows yesterday or in the 52 to 60 range. their readings are that low because the moisture content of the air has dropped off. annapolis, 66. salisbury, 53.
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the same at the boardwalk and ocean city, very pleasant. 57, westminster. 46 at frostburg. the mounds are really nice and chilly. here you see this cool air reaching from new england and into the upper great lakes. you do see some warmer air near chicago and back into iowa and missouri. this will start to sneak into our area. it will start tomorrow -- even today. today will be warmer than yesterday. the actual storm is back in the plains states. coming out montana and into the dakotas. basically it is a big area of high pressure sitting over us and that means some great weather. high pressure will start to edge eastward. it is over us right now. the further east it goes, the more we get on the southerly
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breeze side of it. this will be a factor in tomorrow's weather. you do see some stuff going on out in missouri and iowa. we will be watching that carefully. mostly sunny today. another pleasant one with low humidity. just a few degrees warmer than yesterday. insta-weather future cast shows the unsettled weather to our north. by tuesday evening, we see this front off to our northwest. it comes in on wednesday and we have a slight chance for a sprinkle, if it happens at all. by wednesday evening, we are back to dry conditions. 83 today. 89 tomorrow. humidity goes up a little bit and a little bit more on wednesday. there is a slight chance for a shower late on wednesday. high of 90 degrees.
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temperatures will drop back down after the front goes through. rain chances will be more significant and we will probably want some rain. >> states are branching out to find more ways to fund their state parks. many are looking for corporate sponsors for help. corporations get recognition by in the parks. it amounts to a donation that promotes good will. we have today's business news in the bloomberg business report. >> as we celebrate labor day, one of the biggest worries is of course it rising unemployment. expect this to be a major topic
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today when the president speaks in milwaukee. we expect to get more details on how the president plans to fix the economy. the government could start hiring the low-income unemployed. unemployment benefits expiring next month could be extended. president could reduce payroll taxes and extend those bush desperate tax cuts for the wealthy. these tax cuts may help companies to hire workers. americans are eating hot dogs on labor day. prices have been higher. wholesale costs have been hitting record highs. grocers got fed up by paying higher cost. hog futures fell to the lowest level in almost three weeks. not many of us typically load up on pork or bacon.
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look for deals at the grocery store. >> we have heard about dinner by candlelight. how about dinner by no light at all? diners pay to eat in complete darkness. >> there are a lot of fun things to do in the dark. others are just downright on advisable. like creeping up on jodie foster with night goggles visions on. oucoh. -- ouch. which brings us to opaque. >> you have to check the menu before you were seated. once you are inside -- >> you cannot see a thing. >> you feel like your eyes adjust in the dark. not here part that is the whole point behind this concept of
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dark dining. >> what does this do to the taste of the food? " i think it enhances it. i can taste the green onions. it tastes stronger. >> the concept of dark dining might be new, but it is not for the people who work here. all of the servers are visually impaired one way or the other. >> he is the human gps. once i have walked the room, i have it in my mind. >> people can appreciate what i have to go through on a daily basis. people should have a good time, maybe some knowledge about operating while they are not .ble to saee >> i stuck my finger in the butter.
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>> it does make you wonder why this concept of dark dining has not taken off in a place like beni-hana. that's why. reporting what in san francisco. >> good point. exactly. >> 56 degrees on tv hill. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. did the georgia town go too far by banning low-rising pants or skirts? e-mail your response to
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two from tonight. nbc will debut a new monday ."ght, called "the event we talked with the cast about the secrecy. >> he is going to tell them about the event. >> we have been ready for a long time. >> we do not know what the event is. we are in the dark. plays a reeditter computer programmer. he has personal and global implications. >> i am not going to ask twice. >> he is trying to figure out how to survive these impossible circumstances. >> details are tightly guarded. so is a background information on characters. >> they said did not share with
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anyone, including fellow cast members. >> show creators are still figuring it out themselves. cast members are confident it is not the case here. >> our producers have applauded this out and do you know. >> it is nice to know that somebody is driving the bus picked rest or in this case, flying the plane. >> the first episode is getting all of the corners in, and now we get to fill in all the pieces. >> the audience will soon see -- >> i have not told to everything. >> how those pieces fit together. >> i do not want to invest a lot of time. >> i hope it lives up to all the hype. faentful. it will be even
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coming up -- >> republican bob ehrlich releases his first television ad in the race for maryland governor. i have that story coming up. >> plus the latest on the oil leak situation in the gulf of mexico. >> another terrific morning this morning. once the sun comes up, we will once the sun comes up, we will seat pleasant weather today.
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as a career prosecutor i made decisions on facts not politics. in washington, i'm trying to do the same. that's why i voted to crackdown on wall street and protect the bay. and why i voted against the $3 trillion budget, the big bank bailout, and against the health care bill. you see for me it's not about democrats or republicans it's about common sense and doing what's best for our families. maybe that's why i'm ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> i'm lisa robinson, sitting in for mindy basara. thes get a check on weather. weather. >> i think


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